McElduff was a star for NSW Metro in claiming National Title

Teenage off-spinner Ryan McElduff starred for NSW Metro over the last two weeks in the Under 17 National Championships held in Brisbane.

McElduff was the third highest wicket-taker of the tournament with 14 wickets, had the leading average of 9.57, along with exceptional strike (18.07) and economy (3.18) rates for a spinner.

Batting at 8 for most of the week, McElduff was only required to bat four times from eight matches, where he contributed well to hit 75 runs at an average of 25 in some tough situations.

NSW Metro claimed the title over hosts Queensland in what were excited scenes at Allan Border Field in Brisbane yesterday.

Sydney Uni congratulates Ryan, and the rest of the NSW Metro side for their title.

McElduff will return into Sydney Uni's 4th Grade side for this weekend's clash against Manly.

Bowlers contribute strongly to Under 19 State Challenge

Sydney Uni leg-spinner Devlin Malone and pace bowler Lawrence Neil-Smith have both finished in the top 5 wicket-takers at the Under State Challenge this week.

Malone was joint leading wicket-taker with seven wickets at 17.43, whilst Neil-Smith was joint 3rd with five scalps at 16.20.

Sydney Uni's other participant, Nick Arnold, struggled for opportunities hitting 12 in the opening round, not being required in the second, and being injured for the third.

Well done to all for taking the opportunity and best of luck for all in the lead up to the announcement of the NSW Metro Under 19 squad to contest the National Championships in December.